which is the wild part of Giselda


“If you stay open, in a deep way, and take apart your fears, whatever hits you’ll receive you’ll still find again your axis, your personal and intimate balance.
Find your heart, your center and you’ll always will come back to yourself.
I love to fight, I love the challenge and I love to come back HOME too, whatever this means for me.
Bye Bye Gi, see you after 3 days.
This is my truth, this is my secret, my intimacy, my daring…maybe my physical endurance too”.

Changing identities done!…the imaginary become reality…

You have the power, don’t forget it!
Power of the group!
FRAGILITY: we can go deeper
Male/female side

Structure/ Space
Not comment during the performance
How to end?
Kids? which possible relation?
Ready to change choice, whitout stop ourself
NOT to CUT communication with people
LEARN to read the invisible reactions from people
Go till the end.
Which is the WILD part of Giselda?
You have to die to rebirth in a new situation/ new level

I discovered that I can fell in love with everyone can show me his/her transformation, who can disclose his/herself in front of me.

From Natalia to me: WILD is: sensitive, brave, laugh, male, fun…100% of me.”

(excepts from Giselda’s diary)

today I’m Giselda

July 8/2014

First change of identity today. Full swap between us with costume, laptops, rooms. And few rules: who is taking the identity of Cosmin need to led the daily rehearsal as well as to answer to the professional emails received in his laptop . Who’s gonna be Giselda need to take care of the calories and need to do an emotional check-up before going to sleep.Who is gone be Cristian need to do joggining in the morning, who’s gonna be Natalia need to sing the Polish anthems…And than we choose. Cosmin is Giselda, Cristian is Cosmin, Natalia is Cristian, Giselda is Natalia.

Today I’m Giselda. I’m naked on the floor with the notebook. My heart is beating up very strong, what a crazy idea to work on. I’m thinking of the heart installation of Christian Boltanski in Japan (http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/boltanski/index.html).But I’m not sure that is Giselda’s thinking…
I love the time of transformation in somebody else. All of of us standing naked next to each other. After a while we enter the new rooms who will be our home for the next 24 hours. I dressed up in Giselda’s swimming costume, looks we are the same size :). I think that the day will be crazy, what a crazy idea Cosmin had…
For tonight I need to be careful with the dinner, I’m allowed only 1000 calories.

This evening I discovered new things about my new identity. I love Giselda’s eye glasses, the lipstick and the metal necklace. I like my new look. We went our for the dinner in the new identities, people are looking strange to us. We are foreigners for sure…Beautifull view of Riga from the top terrase. I’m reading the menu, finally I decide to take a salad, a beer and some oysters (definitively not very Giselda’s style). Back in the room I’m calculating the calories, it was approximatively 800 calories (110 oysters, 350 the salad, 140 the small beer, 100 olive oil, olives, beetroot, beans). We also had a very difficult discussion, Cosmin’s opens up a discussion about the workshop-audition in Riga. Why did he choose Natalia ?
Before going to sleep I need to do an emotional check-up of the day. Another rule of Giselda’s life. Before falling a sleep, I receive an email from Cosmin.

“Hello everybody,
The ritual for tomorrow: at 10.40 we will let all the things in the rooms and we gonna go naked directly in our real rooms where we goons stay with ourselves until 11.00 when we will meet for the one hour discussion before the other new identity.
Sleep well,

I slept much better in Giselda’s room and body. I just wake up in the first 15 minutes a lots of ideas for today’s rehearsals comes in my mind such as:
– to use the word identity in our game;
– to develop some clear caracthers from the book “Alice in wonderland” – maybe I can work on the Rubbit
– to invite some guests from Riga to experience as with the new identities
– to create short solos to be watched on the phone (like Giselda’s transparent solo)
Before leaving the room I thanks to Giselda.



working home

yesterday we continued our workshop-audition in Riga and we worked for a half day in our own flat. it was an amazing day full of great moments…thank you for your daring & lovely solos.



very soon the the selection of the participants will be ready ! now on my way to Riga for the final workshop-audition that will be attended  by 10  performers from Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Italy. the workshop will be joined also by Giselda Ranieri from Italy and Cristian Nanculescu from Romania who were selected from the workshop in Bucharest. i think our hearts will beat faster and faster…


another week of fragilities. in bucharest

thank you Porto

thank you all – Cindy, Diletta, Ines, Artur, Guida, Pauline, Ana Renata, Ana Dora, Carolina, Sara – for sharing with me your fragilities ain Porto. thank you Alberto Magno and Fabrica de Movimentos for welcoming back in your special city. And a final beer and dance in a very small bar with music from Cape Verte Island….10303867_10152112974687473_6658212552012954786_n

welcome in our house of fragilities

“Fragilidade é insegurança.”

“The longer I expose myself, more fragile I become.”

“A hug without touch, more a hint of contact.

“We create, we put our self’s to the evaluation of the others, we put our most inner inquietudes for the others to enjoy and we risk to be hurt or offended. This is what we do.”

“My fragility is not to be able to look into people’s eye.”

“My fragility is to be afraid of stopping breathing.”

It is knowing that we are missing with someone or something.”  (texts written by the participants for the workshop)

the first Fragile workshop in Porto just finished. the working period was very intense and everybody dived  into a very emotional world. but it was beautiful. tears, stories, hugs, little movements and emotions. welcome in our house of fragilities and we are invited by Ana Dora in the a flat full of emotional stories.


back in Porto after many years. the first (and only time) I visited Porto was in 2005 with the “Serial Paradise” performance. my memories are blurry from that period. I just remember working the whole day in the theatre to setup the performance, a very good show with audience laughing. And a sea food dinner with my dear colleague and wife Gabriela (who was the tour organiser and producer of the Serial Paradise). And a late walking in the city…my first day in Porto started also with a walk into the park of sentiments. very nice feelings….

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the houses in Porto are beautiful as well as pastes de nata, one of the best sweets in the world.

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